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A Moulded Porcelain Bowl
A Moulded Porcelain Bowl


A Moulded Porcelain Bowl
Arita Ware, Kakiemon Style, Edo Period (Circa 1700)
With deep well and eight-lobed perimeter with a reverse-ogee profile, moulded in low relief below the undulating petal rim with the 'Three Friends' (Shochikubai), pine, bamboo and plum, and painted in polychrome enamels over clear glaze with cherry boughs and florets, the outer walls enamelled with long and delicate peony sprays on opposite sides of the bowl, the rim glazed in iron-oxide
7.3/8in. (18.8cm.) diameter; 3in. (7.6cm.) high
Richard W. Weatherhead
Richard de la Mare, sold Sotheby's, London, The Richard de la Mare Collection of Kakiemon and Nabeshima Porcelain, 2 June, 1976, lot 27
The Arts Council Gallery, London, "The Oriental Ceramic Society: Loan Exhibition of Japanese Porcelain," 1956.3.28--4.28

Lot Essay

William Bowyer Honey, The Ceramic Art of China and Other Countries of the Far East (London: Faber and Faber, Ltd. and The Hyperion Press, Ltd., 1945), no. 181A.
Victor Rienaecker, "The Richard de la Mare Collection of Japanese Ceramic Wares, Part 2," Apollo (December 1946), figs. V, VII.
Catalogue of an exhibition of Japanese porcelain, intro. by Soame Jenyns (London: The Oriental Ceramic Society, 1956), cat. no. 159 (not illustrated).

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